Relax And Enjoy The Weekend, The Holidays Are Coming

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s the final weekend before the holiday season officially begins. Thanksgiving is next week but before you begin preparing the turkey and all the fixings, enjoy what is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly District.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a 7:30-p.m. screening of “The Lion”, the story of a boy who gets lost on a train in India and his search 25 years to find the family from which he was separated. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host Sydney MacInnes, the founder of Mothering Mother, as she discusses meditation, the practice of calming the body, the breath and the mind at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker

    The Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue at the Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Stony Brook University professor and author Shirley Lim will discuss the of Anna May Wong, the leading “oriental actress” of her time, and Josephine Baker, one of the great African-American entertainers. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information. 

  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “A New Perspective” as a way of recognizing November as National Caregiver Month. A New Perspective is a must-hear presentation for those who know or are caring for someone with memory impairment. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session” in Roscoe’s Room at 9 p.m. Play and sing with some of the best musicians in and around Westchester. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Office for the Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for The Craft Market Place from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be an exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 7:30 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College’s political professor David Peritz will discuss “The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics” at 9:30 a.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library’s Great Room (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.efu for more information.
  • Celebrate the release of La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, a popular French wine, at Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be other wine and light fare served. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will host a Coffee and Conversation with New Rochelle Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon and Councilwoman Elizabeth Fried at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. They will discuss downtown development in New Rochelle. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host a tag sale at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sale will continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 30th annual Holiday Boutique at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlwestchester.org for more information.
  • Pelham High School’s (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) National Youth Arts Award-winning drama club will present “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. E-mail snbtix@gmail.com for more information.

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Starnes & Shah, a folk-rock duo, as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • New York-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester (685 White Plains Road, Eastchester) will provide free cancer screenings from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 914-787-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Jewish educator Uri Feinberg will present “50 Days Since The Six-Day War” at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:45 p.m. following services. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday” at 7:30 p.m. Live music will highlight Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Songcatchers, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible musical programs to New Rochelle’s multi-cultural population, will hold a 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at 100 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Thomas Orchestra will perform its fall concert at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes and Romantics”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala 2016 will take place at The Ritz Carlton Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6:30-midnight. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville behind Village Hall on Palumbo Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Pelham Novel Night 2016 will be held at The New York Athletic Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pelham Public Library. Visit pelhamnovelnight.com for more information.newro
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Birding at Bartow” from 8:30-11 a.m. Jack Rothman, the founder of cityislandbirds.com, will lead the walk and the talk. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 53rd annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. at New Rochelle High School with the NRFund Pancake Breakfast. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on North Avenue by the high school. Marchers must be at the parade lineup by 9:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • Kol Hazzanim and The Westchester Jewish Council will host a Night of Music and Joy at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship with Alethia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fccnr.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriednsrestaurant.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will continue to present “Sixty”, featuring the photographs by Hasna Muhammad, at noon. The show runs through Nov. 28. Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and this exhibition captures her thoughts on everyday life while exposing social and human condition. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited, the popular song and dance group, will present “Astaire Way to Paradise”, featuring music from the films of legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire, at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    fred

    Fred Astaire

  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “The Art Section”, a reception and opening ceremony celebrating the water color and photography work of Carleen Murdock. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit tinr.org/events for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.

 

 

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A Fun And Festive Weekend Ahead In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The calendar says summer won’t end for a few more weeks but now that our children have headed back to school it certainly feels as if fall has arrived. Celebrate the impending change of seasons in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District, where there are movies, art shows, festivals and much more to make your weekend special.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The And Jam Band will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a membership drive from 1-4 p.m. Visit scrasdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Nina Kuscsik, George Hirsch and Dr. Norbert Sander as they discuss the film “Free To Run”, which will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host its annual Greek Festival on Thursday (6-11 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.-midnight) Saturday (2 p.m.-midnight) and Sunday (1-9 p.m.). There will be food, music, dancing, a flea market and much more. Visit htgocnr.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “Dog Days” at Kittrell Pool from 5-7:30 p.m. All licensed dogs will get a chance to take a dip in the pool. Free to White Plains residents. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.dog-in-pool
  • Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host “We Want The Funk”, an opportunity to sample rare drafts, at 7 p.m. Visit beernoggin.com for more information.
  • The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for the show “Light Energy” by Jill Viney from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) has an open house for dancers of all ages and abilities from 4-7 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a reception for “Visions 2016: Inner Thoughts, Outer Expressions” an exhibition featuring over 100 original works by artists who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County, from 5:30-7 p.m. The exhibition will run through Sept. 15. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be accepting donations for its ongoing book sale from 2-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) Book Sale begins with a “Friends Preview” from 6-9 p.m. The regular sale will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. and run through Sept. 13. A half-price and blowout sale will follow through Sept. 18.
  • Westchester County, along with Volunteer New York and the New York Blood Center, will host a blood drive at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (914) 995-2127 for more information or register as a blood donor at nybloodcenter.org.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat” at 6:30 p.m. for everyone of any age with a dinner reception to follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a free opening reception for its latest show “Constructing New Photographies from 6:30-8 p.m.

    Caravaggio

    Caravaggio Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host lecture about the artist Caravaggio from 7-9 p.m. A light reception will follow. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) holds its Music and Movement Programs for young children from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will hold a “Friends of the Library Major Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host New York University professor Mitchell Stephens as he discusses journalism and politics in American history in a program that begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Student Education Transfer Plan will host a bake sale at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are needed and donations are welcome. Visit signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaca929a2f94-bake1 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Mansion and Cottage Trolley Tour” from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The tour includes stops at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House and the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage. It also includes lunch on Arthur Avenue. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

    Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place) will present “I Don’t Want To Know”, a family drama. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Women of Integrity Meeting” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will sponsor its third annual Youth Sports Kickoff Party from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. at Crossway Field (320 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Football, basketball, soccer, tennis and softball will be highlighted. There will also be music, food and other games. Visit scarsdale.com/recreation for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be accepting donations for its ongoing book sale from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “Furs and Feathers”, an exhibition of works by Raymond Sahtila from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a community open house from 2-4 p.m. as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be thousands of pet reptiles for sale and on display. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Jewish Community Services (845 North Broadway, White Plains) will be sorting children’s clothes by gender, size and item to pack “Bags of Love” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Amy’s Greenhouse (129 Barnard Road, New Rochelle) will be hosting a memorial service from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for Amy O’Doherty, who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Volunteers are needed to welcome attendees, direct them to the auditorium for a short documentary about the greenhouse, and invite them to get refreshments before heading outside to the greenhouse and courtyard, and hand out flags. Visit amysgreenhouse.com for more information.
  • The 2nd annual Art Figur Tour de Shore, a New Rochelle waterfront 2K swim, will take place at 7:15 a.m. at Hudson Park Beach (New Rochelle). Visit http://tinyurl.com/z5xtpge for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony at 6 p.m. at City Hall (515 North Avenue). Visit newrochellenewyork.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (452 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an Interfaith Council-sponsored commemoration of those wmosheho died on 9/11 at 8:15 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • Sheldon Horowitz will present his Sunday morning lecture series at the Pelham Jewish Center at 10 a.m. The topic will be biographical Profiles of Moshe Dayan and Ariel Sharon. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Growing Up Jewish in Iran, A Musical Journey With Hazan Farrid DardAshti” at 4 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host a 9/11 Remembrance Service at 9 a.m. in Liberty Park on Lake Street. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, a wreath laying and a prayer service. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.

 

 

New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival Highlights Big Musical Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s already mid-July and it seems as if the summer is speeding by. Don’t let it pass you by, though, without enjoying everything there is to see in the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival highlights a week of concerts in the area.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The group Gunsmoke will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will celebrate its founding by French Huguenots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day ceremony, sponsored by the New Rochelle Sister City Committee, at City Hall (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Huguenots

    Huguenots

  • The annual New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will kick off with a performance by Ras Chemash Lamed at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton St., New Rochelle). Italian pianist Nico Morelli is also scheduled to perform. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue the 2016 Summer Israel Film Series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Partner With the Enemy”, an inspiring story of the relationship between two women, one Israeli the other Palestinian. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its Cinema Sotto le Stelle Series beginning with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Se Dio Vuole”. Bring your own chair and be in Depot Square early to get a seat. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The city of White Plains will host T-Bone as part of its neighborhood nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will be at Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue, White Plains) at 4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains, ArtsWestchester and the White Plains Performing Arts Center have joined together once again to present Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s production is “As You Like It” and will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). Visit wppac.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will continue at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) when the Brian Carter Quartet and Nico Morelli perform at 8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an Opening Reception for its “Faculty and Student Showcase” exhibit, which will run through Aug. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Willy Wonka Junior as part of its Summer Theatre Academy production series. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will kick off its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Toy Story at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a free Game and Grill Night. Bring
    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    some food to share or enjoy the free burgers and hot dogs while playing board and lawn games. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.

  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “The Music of Strangers” beginning with a 1 p.m. show. There will also be shows at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. with shows throughout the weekend. The film chronicles the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the international music collective founded by the legendary cellist. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues with a full day of music at Ruby Dee Park on the Library Green. Scheduled to appear are Jazmyn (noon), The Rocky Middleton Trio (2 p.m.), Blue Haze with special gust Tasty Mike Murphy (5-7 p.m.), KJ Denhart (7-9 p.m.) and the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (9-10:30 p.m.). Gil Paris will receive the New Rochelle Jazz Festival Award at Jolo’s Kitchen (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle). He will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

    Tasty Mike Murphy

    Tasty Mike Murphy

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are encouraged to participate. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Empire Strikes Back Concert will take place at The County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. DMX, Swizz Beats, The Lox, Drag-On, and Sean Cross are scheduled to perform. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform in the main dining room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host a breakfast with playwright and author Delia Ephron at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival concludes with late-afternoon and evening performances at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Avalanche (4-5 p.m.), Adam Weber Jeruvian Latin Jazz Quintet (5-7 p.m.), Brian Carter Quartet featuring Nico Morelli (7-8 p.m.) and INTZ featuring Ken Geoffrey (9-10:30 p.m.) are all scheduled to perform.
    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host its 16th annual Dog Wash Fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will announce the winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Competitions at a reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.

Awaiting A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring weather has finally arrived so take the time this weekend to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures while exploring all the wonderful things the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There is music, movies, discussions, shows and much more.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the County Courthouse from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Allstate Readiness Teen Driver Workshop will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Teens can learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate while earning one hour of community service credit for attending. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host performances at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, featuring faculty and student solos as well as ensembles as part of “Celebration 2016: T  Music of Our Time”, the school’s 27th annual festival of contemporary music. There will also be performances on Saturday at 2:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera’s 31st Anniversary Spring Gala will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will honor Emily Vallario and Margaret Smith at “Starry Night”, its annual benefit gala. The festivities will take place at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.

 Friday

  • I will be speaking at the Westchester County Association advocacy event at WCA headquarters (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 8 a.m. Visit westchester.org for more information.
  • Hyatt Playground in Scarsdale (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) will be the site of “Parties in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the park’s grand re-opening with balloon animals, face painting, ice cream and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Mount Vernon resident Peter Lawrence will perform jazz, swing and bounce standards at the St. Paul’s National Church Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson, Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis and Pelham Picture House board member Eric Salmeron will be honored at the Pelham Picture House Spring Soiree at the Hampshire Club (1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck) at 7 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a mansion and cottage trolley tour of historic homes and gardens from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold its annual Literature Section Picnic Luncheon and Book Discussion at noon. The book being discussed is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle High School Chorale will host Outdoor Movie Night at the high school (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). The movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the front baseball field at 7:30 p.m. Call the school at 914-576-5634 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present its “Senior Filmmaking Showcase” from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior film students will showcase their final films. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) between 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale at the Scarsdale DPW Yard (110 Secore Road) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and the UJA Federation of New York will present “Israel: The Jewish-Democratic Challenge” with special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Calderon at 9 a.m. Visit ujafedny.org/yis-luncheon for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin& Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host the Middle Eastern Folk Arts Event from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Shakespeare Celebration”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will preview the film “To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine

  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host “Dinner and a Movie Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Board of Mission of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a presentation entitled “Journey to South Africa” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association will host a tag sale at Davis Park (Bradley Road, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Contact Kate Nanke-Porco at knpdesign@optonline.net for more information.
  • Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized author and appraiser, will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. to provide free appraisals on art, antiques and collectibles. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Oasis Shelter Fundraiser/Tag Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center (95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-500-9194 for more information.

 Sunday

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place at the library (100 Martine Avenue) from 2-4 p.m. Susan Gordon, author of “Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” will be the featured speaker. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Science on the Screen”, a film about baseball and the science surrounding it. Director Jonathan Hock will be available for discussion after the 4 p.m. show. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.o
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time” as part of its 27th annual festival of contemporary music in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will continue its Jews Around the World series with a look at Iran with Hazzan (Cantor) Farid Dardashti at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Feria de los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in the United States, will take place at 1 Library Plaza in New Rochelle from noon-6 p.m. Visit feriadelosmoles.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert from 3-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present a lecture at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Day Nursery will be holding a 120th anniversary celebration from noon-3:30 p.m. at Patsy’s (2 Pelham Road, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelledaynursery.org for more information.

For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.

 

 

The Weekend Is Upon Us: The Extended Super Bowl Edition

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Super Bowl will be played Sunday evening and I’m sure many of you are looking forward to the big game. There are, however, plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District this weekend before the big game that will help fill your time leading up to kickoff.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • I will be hosting a “Conversation About Aid In Dying” at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9 p.m. It will be a discussion about allowing terminally ill, mentally competent New York adults to voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to allow them to die with dignity. Visit http://bit.ly/aidindyingtalk to register for the event.
  • The Committee for New Rochelle Black History Month will host a College Resource Night at New Rochelle High School’s House 4 Cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. The school will also host author David Banks in the Linda E. Kelly Theater from 6-8 p.m. Call 914-200-3743 for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hold an informational meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the third floor of The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville). Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.

 Friday

  • Head over to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) for Motown Night with Jazmyn. The jazz/r&b/funk duo will perform between 7 and 10:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.knicks
  • The New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will conduct a Go Red Women’s Health Screening as part of National Wear Red Day in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease. The event will take place in the main lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host the “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. followed by a “Mini-Book Sale” on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a program detailing the extensive connection between St. Paul’s and five U.S. presidents from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • I will be a judge at the sixth annual adult and teen spelling bee at Scarsdale High School (1057 White Plains Road) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Friends of Scarsdale Library. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org/friends.

Saturday

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) Chinese New Year Folk Art Event will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with dancing and craft workshops. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    The Year of the Monkey

    The Year of the Monkey

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Big Brew New York Beer Festival returns to the County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. There will be more than 200 craft beers, food and entertainment. Visit bigbrewny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host a Chinese New Year celebration by offering origami and paper cutting with Julie Tang at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host an Italian Cooking Class for children from 2-3 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Victorian Valentine Workshop (1-3 p.m.) followed by a Winter Walk in the Park (3-5 p.m.). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester will sponsor “Sew and Style: Fashion Design & Creation for Beginners”, an eight-week program that will show you how to bringing your ideas for clothing designs to life. The 10 a.m. class is at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association will put on a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop from noon-4 p.m. at the West Elm on 678 Post Road in Scarsdale. A dozen artists will be there to discuss and sell their handmade creations. The show will continue Sunday from noon-4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/NortheastEtsyArtistsAssociation for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Symphony of Westchester’s Annual Family Concert will take place from 3-4 p.m. at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). The winner of the Symphony of Westchester’s Young Artist’s Competition will also be announced. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Symphony of Westchester

    Symphony of Westchester

  • The New Rochelle Library will present “Dreams of Love: Great Romantic Songs by the Masters” as a lead-in to Valentine’s Day. Showtime is 3 p.m. at the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Annual Westchester Camp and Activities Fair will take place at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) from noon-3 p.m. There will be camp directors and staff from more than 50 day, specialty and sleep-away camps in and around Westchester on hand to answer questions about their summer programs. Visit westchestercampfair.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at The White Plains Library during a 2 p.m. presentation. Visit whitplainslibary.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale’s Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series will continue with a 2 p.m. performance by cellist Alan Harris at the Scarsdale Library. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway White Plains) will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The drive is part of “100 Acts of Kindness” that will mark the anniversary. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains will also be hosting a Winter Tea at 2 p.m. Displays of unusual tea pots and services will be shown. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.com for more information.

For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.